Milton Primary Academy, Leek Road, Milton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST2 7AF
Part of Windsor Academy Trust

Pupil, Recovery, PE and Sport Premiums

Pupil Premium Lead: Mrs K Brown

Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium

Pupil Premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England, and Recovery Premium is part of the government’s package of funding to support these pupils where their education has been impacted by COVID-19.

Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.

Evidence suggests that pupil and recovery premium spending is most effective when schools use a tiered approach, targeting spending across 3 areas, with a particular focus on teaching.

1. Teaching

Investing in high-quality teaching, for example:

  • training and professional development for teachers
  • recruitment and retention
  • support for teachers early in their careers

2. Targeted academic support

Additional support for some pupils focussed on their specific needs, for example:

  • one-to-one tuition
  • small group tuition
  • speech and language therapy

3. Wider approaches

Support for non-academic issues that impact success in school, such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional challenges, for example:

  • counselling to support emotional health and wellbeing

Read the Education Endowment Foundation’s (EEF) Pupil Premium Guide for information about the tiered approach to spending.

A copy our our latest Pupil Premium Strategy Statement can be downloaded below.

PE and Sport Premium

The Primary PE and Sport Premium is designed to help children get an active start in life by improving the quality of PE and sports in primary schools; this is part of the Government’s commitment to improve access to sport for everyone. 

We use our PE and Sport Premium allocation to make additional and sustainable improvements to the PE, sport and physical activity we provide, such as:

  • funding high-quality PE and sport for at least 2 hours a week (over and above the requirements of the National Curriculum)
  • offering a wide range of extracurricular sport and competitive opportunities
  • providing or improving equal access to sport for boys and girls

A copy our our latest PE and Sport Premium Plans and Impact Reports can be downloaded below.